My Rimowa Story: Designer Edit

Avid travelers and luggage enthusiasts will have heard of German brand Rimowa, which specializes in bags made from aluminium and poly-carbonate. Light but sturdy, they have a signature look and distinctive design that is easily recognizable anywhere. The brand recently launched My Rimowa Story: Designer Edit for Pavilion Pitstop, which saw four Malaysian designers putting their own touch to the bags – namely Khoon Hooi, … Continue reading My Rimowa Story: Designer Edit

Kipling Summer/Pre-Fall Collection 2016

Bold colours and bright prints are the mainstay of Kipling’s Summer/Pre-Fall Collection 2016, which was launched recently in KL to much fanfare. They even had a whole double decker bus decorated with monkey shapes, while the inside was transformed into a mini showroom! The jungle-y theme is in line with their sporty and fun brand identity. Founded in Belgium in 1987, it was named after … Continue reading Kipling Summer/Pre-Fall Collection 2016

You Can’t Spend the New Year…

….with an empty wallet. Or so the cleaning lady told me. “New Year should have lots of money; a full purse!” she quipped in Mandarin while wiping one of our tables this morning. “That means that you’ll be blessed with good fortune for the rest of the year.”  I raised an eyebrow. And looked at the sad state of my wallet. Maybe that’s why I’ve … Continue reading You Can’t Spend the New Year…

Biji-Biji Initiative, A Social Enterprise Turning Waste to Wonder

*first published on http://www.efy.com.my on August 25 2015  Peeking into the compound of a three-storey bungalow along Jalan Sungkai in KL, I wasn’t sure if I had come to the right place.The smell of sawdust wafted past the gate, accompanied by hammering. Inside, wooden pallets were stacked up high against the walls, while steel rods and machinery occupied parts of the compound. Welcome to Biji-Biji … Continue reading Biji-Biji Initiative, A Social Enterprise Turning Waste to Wonder

Piala Seri Endon 2016: Malaysia’s Premiere Batik Contest

What is Batik? If you’ve traveled around South East Asia, chances are you have seen it in souvenir or clothing shops. Batik refers to a technique of wax-resist dyeing cloth to make beautiful, often intricate patterns and figures. Although several cultures around the world are known for it, few are as popular as Indonesia (Javanese batik, in particular, is famed for its beauty and craftsmanship). … Continue reading Piala Seri Endon 2016: Malaysia’s Premiere Batik Contest